OG dN N.17 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750mlOG dN N.17 2018 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

Please mix and match your wines into 6- and 12-bottle-sized orders only. For now, our system only accepts orders placed in 

6- or 12-bottle quantities. 

Shipping in the U.S. (Restrictions Apply)

  • Available for purchase in the U.S. only excluding AL, AK, AR, DE, HI, IA, MS, ND, RI, UT, WV. 

Wine Details & Tasting Notes

 - 93-POINTS!

There's real structure here, and the oak serves to enhance the fruit and make for a layered delight. A Gold Award winner at the 2021 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition.          
93  Rich Cook  Jul 6, 2021

Chosen for its approximation of St. Emilion's gravelly soils, this organically-farmed estate vineyard is sandwiched between Atlas Peak and Oak Knoll and situated on a broad, gravelly alluvial fan that straddles one of the creek drainages coming off of Atlas Peak and Mount George. With classic Bordelais-style super-dense vine spacing yielding only 3 tons/acre of intense, concentrated fruit, the resulting wine will be delicious right out of the bottle (once through bottle shock) but has the structure and stuffing to go another decade in the cellar.

Intense notes of blackberry, cassis, and bing cherry followed by layers of cigar box, toasty french oak and violets. Bold plum and ripe raspberry balanced with lively acidity and firm tannins usher in a flourish of vanilla and spice in a long, lingering finish. The tannins soften in the decanter adding subtle notes of brandied cherries and oiled leather. Well-balanced with beautifully attenuated fruit, this French pedigreed, First Growth-quality Cabernet is about as terroir-driven a wine as you'll find in Napa Valley.

Check-in tasting 6.23.21 - Hurray! This wine has gone in and out of funk with cranky, leesy aromatics and an angular palate. It has come around beautifully, however, really cracking open with cassis and raspberry and a palate staining finish…this wine is a total monster with an alluvial tannin profile that will continue to complex beautifully.


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